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Chris Gates

SVP, Global Head of Compute Hosting Services - AIG


Chris Gates is the SVP, Global Head of Compute as a Service for AIG, the worlds leading insurance organization with more than 90 million customers around the globe.  AIG is a $65B global brand with 65,000 employees doing business in over 100 countries.

Chris is responsible for leading a global information technology organization with a focus on all computing platforms, data center and IT Service management operations, enabling international expansion and building a foundation for rapid growth. 

Gates’ career spans more than 20 years with Fortune 100 companies in industries including manufacturing, packaged goods, energy, aerospace and retail.  

Prior to joining AIG, Chris held a variety of CIO roles, most recently as the CIO of Under Armour, a $3B Global, leading brand in sports apparel, footwear and connected fitness.  He also previously spent 13 years with GE and served as the CIO of GE Lighting, CIO of GE Energy, Measurement and Controls Systems, CIO of Shared Services for GE Energy and as the CIO of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for GE Aviation. Earlier in his career, Chris held positions with Xerox and Proctor & Gamble.

He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and alumni of the GE / MIT IT Leadership Development Program.